Jay M. Bernhardt, PhD, MPH, has been named interim dean of the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. He’ll begin in this new role in September. Dr. Bernhardt has been an active member of ETR’s Board since May 2013.
The Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC) has a new 2015 catalog available online and in print. TECC offers over 550 current, high-quality, affordable products covering tobacco use prevention, secondhand smoke exposure, smoking cessation and more.
ETR is honored to be hosting a team of four University of Michigan Ross School of Business students who have selected our organization for their Multidisciplinary Action Project (MAP). All full-time Ross MBA students participate in a 7-week MAP that puts them in real-world situations and challenges them to identify solutions to important and complicated issues that can make a genuine difference in the world.
ETR’s Watsonville TEC (Technology-Education-Community) program has won a grant from the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz. The grant was made possible by a Tech Cares Award at the 2015 UCSC Hackathon, held at the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Tech Cares Award recognizes tech that addresses a social justice or environmental problem.
The comprehensive sexuality education curriculum Get Real has been added to the official Office of Adolescent Health’s evidence-based program list for teen pregnancy prevention. This means the program can be used for teen pregnancy prevention programs funded by OAH, and prospective OAH grantees now have access to this middle school program with demonstrated results in helping teens delay sex.
ETR has just published a new pamphlet on affirmative consent—also known by the shorthand “Yes Means Yes.” The new pamphlet defines the affirmative consent standard, encourages healthy communication around sexual relationships and describes how to set limits and give or deny consent.
The much anticipated funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention is here, and ETR has launched a new Program Success Center to inform and empower grant seekers with a set of new, helpful tools and easy-to-access information on our programs and services. ETR is available to partner with OAH grantees in the areas of programs, training and technical assistance, and evaluation.
ETR Senior Research Scientist Karin Coyle, PhD, was presented with the Doug Kirby/Barbara Huberman Award by TeenNow California at their recent conference in Fresno. The award is presented to someone who has made a significant impact in the fields of teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent reproductive health and youth development.
ETR has recently been awarded a one-year consultation engagement with MedicAlert Foundation, an international nonprofit charity founded in 1956, that pioneered the use of emergency medical ID products. Today, MedicAlert provides a wide selection of products that are uniquely linked to a personal health record and a live 24/7 emergency response service.
ETR offers an enthusiastic welcome to Louise Ann Lyon, PhD, as Senior Research Associate. She will be joining ETR’s work on broadening participation of girls and women and other underserved populations in technology and computing.
ETR has been awarded 5 National Information Awards for 2014 from the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC). The winning materials were all developed by the ETR Publishing Division’s Product Development Team.
ETR is delighted to announce the hiring of Tamara J. Kuhn in the role of Director of Innovative Program Technology. Ms. Kuhn brings along an impressive history of work drawing from the intersection of social science and technology.
Brittany Chambers, MPH, one of ETR’s Kirby Summer Interns for 2014, met recently with Newsletter Editor Marcia Quackenbush to talk about her background, her vision and what she hopes to accomplish both in her internship this summer, and in her professional career. Here’s a report on their conversation.
Brittany Nielsen, one of ETR’s Kirby Summer Interns for 2014, obtained her undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley, with a double major in molecular and cell biology and religious studies. She took a few minutes on her first day here to talk with Newsletter Editor Marcia Quackenbush. Here’s a report on their conversation.
ETR is excited to participate in the 2014 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantee Conference, Bridging the Gaps: Eliminating Disparities in Teen Pregnancy and Sexual Health, June 4–6, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
We at ETR are saddened to hear of Barbara Huberman’s passing. She was the influential and beloved Director of Education and Outreach at Advocates for Youth, and a leader in the field of teen pregnancy prevention, sexual health and sexuality education.
ETR has published The Effective Delivery of Technical Assistance: A Toolkit based on a review of the literature and feedback from focus groups. This document offers guidelines for the application of best practices in providing tailored technical assistance (TA) to support the work of professional development practitioners.
Karin Coyle, PhD, senior research scientist at ETR, has joined the Board of Directors of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).
ETR has just published a new pamphlet and companion poster on e-cigarettes. With studies showing the use of e-cigarettes growing rapidly among all age groups, there’s a strong need for clear information about these products.
February 11, 2014 – California’s Clean Air Project (CCAP), a project managed by ETR, is excited to announce the Redding Rancheria Tribe’s decision to adopt a 100% smoke-free policy at the Win-River Resort & Casino. General Manager Gary Hayward cited patron and employee health as a key factor when he presented the proposed change to the Redding Rancheria Tribal Council, which then helped the casino through the process of adopting the new policy.
January 28, 2014 – Research staff members from ETR and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have been invited by the World Bank to participate in a comprehensive review of social, economic and policy determinants of adolescent sexual reproductive health in Ethiopia and another country yet to be identified. The project is a partnership with the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. UCSF’s Claire Brindis, DrPH, is the project’s principal investigator.
December 27, 2013 – ETR recently won a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how parent-child relationships influence and are influenced by Latino/a students’ math pathways. The study is a collaboration with Florida Atlantic University, and will focus on students’ mathematics attitudes and achievements during a crucial developmental turning point: the transition from elementary to middle school.
December 23, 2013 – ETR recently won a 2-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to systematically gather and synthesize research on how children benefit from computer game programming (CGP).
December 20, 2013 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC-DASH) has awarded ETR a 5-year contract for a project focused on adolescent HIV/STD and pregnancy prevention. ETR will work collaboratively with funded non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the CDC to build capacity in selected schools and school districts around the nation to promote greater sexual health among young people.
December 19, 2013 – TeenNow California announced the late Dr. Douglas Kirby, former senior research scientist at ETR in Scotts Valley, California, has been posthumously awarded the 2013 David S. Crawford Member of the Year Award. In conferring this award upon Dr. Kirby, TeenNow California acknowledged his outstanding contribution to the organization.